Our Doctors


Chai, Toby C.

Professor of Urology and of Organization Department; Vice Chair of Research; Co-Director Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Program

Biography

  • Practice Location: York Street Campus (Smilow and 800 Howard Ave)
  • Residency: University of Michigan Medical Center
  • Fellowship: University of Virginia – Charlottesville
  • Clinical Interests: urinary incontinence, voiding dysfunction, neurogenic bladder, urinary tract reconstruction, and urinary fistula, and bladder cancer

Toby C. Chai, MD, received his BA from Johns Hopkins University, MD from Indiana University School of Medicine. He did...

  • Practice Location: York Street Campus (Smilow and 800 Howard Ave)
  • Residency: University of Michigan Medical Center
  • Fellowship: University of Virginia – Charlottesville
  • Clinical Interests: urinary incontinence, voiding dysfunction, neurogenic bladder, urinary tract reconstruction, and urinary fistula, and bladder cancer

Toby C. Chai, MD, received his BA from Johns Hopkins University, MD from Indiana University School of Medicine. He did his urology residency at University of Michigan Medical Center. He then completed a 2-year AFUD (American Foundation for Urologic Diseases) Research Scholar fellowship at the University of Virginia. Dr. Chai was a urology faculty at University of Maryland School of Medicine (Baltimore, MD) over the last 15 years and holder of the John D. Young Professorship. He recently moved to Yale University in January 2013 to become the Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Urology and Co-Director of the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery clinical program at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Dr. Chai has an active research interest in urinary incontinence and bladder physiology. He was a Principal Investigator in the NIH Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network (UITN) which published several landmark articles in the New England Journal of Medicine related to evaluation and management of stress urinary incontinence. Dr. Chai has been investigating how bladder urothelial cell pathophysiology affects bladder function has contributed important foundational articles in this field. He has published over 100 papers and reviews and chapters.

He has been nationally recognized with key awards including the recipient of the 2001 Young Investigator Award from the SBUR (Society for Basic Urologic Research), the 2005 Paul Zimskind Award from SUFU (Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction) for continuing excellence and leadership in the field of voiding dysfunction, and recently, the 2013 Victor A. Politano Award from the AUA (American Urological Association) for his outstanding work in the treatment of urinary incontinence and innovations in bladder research. He is the Basic Science Section Editor for Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Journal and is an Assistant Editor for The Journal of Urology. He serves on the Editorial Board for the American Journal of Physiology – Renal.

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Colberg, John W

Associate Professor of Urology

Biography

John Colberg, M.D., Associate Professor of Urology, earned his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in general surgery and his residency in urology at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is Board Certified in Urology and has been named as a top doctor in New York Magazine’sTop Doctor issue. He is committed to providing dedicated care for patients with urologic cancers, including those with kidney cancer, testicular cancer, prostate...

John Colberg, M.D., Associate Professor of Urology, earned his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in general surgery and his residency in urology at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is Board Certified in Urology and has been named as a top doctor in New York Magazine’s Top Doctor issue. He is committed to providing dedicated care for patients with urologic cancers, including those with kidney cancer, testicular cancer, prostate cancer, penile cancer, and bladder cancer. Dr. Colberg specializes in bladder reconstruction and bladder substitutions for patients affected by bladder cancer. His expertise includes the latest minimally invasive procedures, such as robotic surgery, so that patients can experience faster post-surgical recovery times and the most advanced surgical care available.

Working collaboratively with other top cancer-care specialists from Yale and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, Dr. Colberg is a member of the tumor board that meets weekly to discuss new and complex cases.

Dr. Colberg understands that cancer can be a frightening diagnosis and that each patient has different needs along the journey through treatment. Beyond treating the condition, he believes in providing the most personalized care possible. Dr. Colberg’s patient-focused approach, in part, means offering individualized attention at every visit, returning phone calls as quickly as possible, and always taking the time to answer questions fully while addressing patient and family concerns.

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Cornfeld, Daniel

Associate Professor of Diagnostic Radiology

Biography

Dr. Daniel Cornfeld received his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Cornfeld is board eligible in diagnostic radiology. His clinical interests are in the Ultrasound Service, which specializes in screening for coronary arterosis, vascular ultrasound, venous reflux, aortic aneurysm screening and renal artery stenosis.


Dean, Richard John

Biography

Military experience: 1977-79, Womack Army Hospital Ft Bragg North Carolina---Asstistant Chief of Urology

Military experience: 1977-79, Womack Army Hospital Ft Bragg North Carolina---Asstistant Chief of Urology

Board Certification---American Board of Urology 1979

Private practice in Urology---1979-2013

Attending Urologist @ Yale-New Haven Hospital---1979

Attending Urologist @ Hospital Of St Raphael---1979

Clinical Appointment---Assistant Clinical Professor Urology, Yale University School of Medicine

Associate Chief of Urology, Yale New Haven Hospital---1998-2013

Memberships---AUA, NEAUA, AACU, CtSMS

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Decker, Roy

Associate Professor of Therapeutic Radiology and Assistant Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology); Clinical Research Program Leader, Therapeutic Radiology, Yale Cancer Center


Deshpande, Hari Anant

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology) and of Surgery (Otolaryngology) and Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing

Biography

Dr. Hari Deshpande, assistant professor of medicine in the Section of Medical Oncology, is caring for patients with head and neck cancer in the medical oncology clinic and is collaborating with other disciplines throughout the Medical Center to run the Head and Neck Cancer Clinic. Previously in practice at both the New London Cancer Center and Las Vegas Cancer Center, Deshpande has clinical interests in prostate cancer and genitourinary (GU) cancers and will be establishing a new GU clinic...

Dr. Hari Deshpande, assistant professor of medicine in the Section of Medical Oncology, is caring for patients with head and neck cancer in the medical oncology clinic and is collaborating with other disciplines throughout the Medical Center to run the Head and Neck Cancer Clinic. Previously in practice at both the New London Cancer Center and Las Vegas Cancer Center, Deshpande has clinical interests in prostate cancer and genitourinary (GU) cancers and will be establishing a new GU clinic with Dr. Mario Sznol. Deshpande is also the medical director of the Medical Oncology Outpatient Clinic at Yale Cancer Center.

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DeVito, Ralph, M.D.

Biography

  • Practice Locations: Chapel Street Campus (Hamden and West Haven)
  • Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Clinical Interests: office urology, treatment of benign prostatic disease, prostate cancer diagnosis, bladder cancer, stone disease, voiding problems

Born and raised in Utica, New York. Graduated from Hamilton College in 1970 with a BA, graduated from Albany Medical School in 1974. Married Karen Gaudio, MD who trained at Yale as a Pediatric Nephrologist...

  • Practice Locations: Chapel Street Campus (Hamden and West Haven)
  • Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Clinical Interests: office urology, treatment of benign prostatic disease, prostate cancer diagnosis, bladder cancer, stone disease, voiding problems

Born and raised in Utica, New York. Graduated from Hamilton College in 1970 with a BA, graduated from Albany Medical School in 1974. Married Karen Gaudio, MD who trained at Yale as a Pediatric Nephrologist and was on the medical school faculty for many years. I completed a residency in General Surgery at Hospital of St. Raphael from 1974-79 and then a Urology residency at Yale from 1979-82. Have been in clinical practice from 1982 and was section chief in urology at St. Raphael's for many years. Have a very active office practice with interests in endourology, prostate and bladder cancer diagnosis, treatment of renal stone disease, benign prostatic hypertrophy.

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Foster, Harris Emilio, Jr

Professor of Urology; Director, Female Urology and Neuro-Urology; Residency Program Director

Biography

  • Practice Locations: York Street Campus, VA Connecticut Healthcare System (West Haven, Newington), and Gaylord Hopsital
  • Residency - University of Michigan
  • Clinical Interests: Female urology, urodynamics, neurogenic bladder, male and female urinary incontinence, interstitial cystitis; voiding dysfunction; benign prostatic hyperplasia, erectile dysfunction, urologic cancers.

Dr. Harris E. Foster Jr. is board certified in urology and has specialized...

  • Practice Locations: York Street Campus, VA Connecticut Healthcare System (West Haven, Newington), and Gaylord Hopsital
  • Residency - University of Michigan
  • Clinical Interests: Female urology, urodynamics, neurogenic bladder, male and female urinary incontinence, interstitial cystitis; voiding dysfunction; benign prostatic hyperplasia, erectile dysfunction, urologic cancers.

Dr. Harris E. Foster Jr. is board certified in urology and has specialized interests in voiding dysfunction and female urology. Particular to this area include treatment of female and male urinary incontinence, neurgogenic bladder, benign prostatic hyperplasia (PBH), interstitial cystitis, urethral diverticula and vesicovaginal fisulae. In addition, Dr. Foster treats general urological conditions such as kidney stones, erectile dysfunction, prostate cancer, superficial bladder cancer, and benign conditions involving the scrotum (hydrocele, epididymal cyst). He also performs circumcision and vasectomy in patients who desire these procedures. Dr. Foster has expertise in the evaluation of voiding dysfunction utilizing urodynamics.

Dr. Foster earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He then graduated with honors from University of Miami School of Medicine, a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. Dr. Foster subsequently completed his urology residency at the University of Michigan Hospitals and joined the faculty at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Foster is Chief of Urology for the Veteran’s Administration Connecticut Healthcare System and is a urology consultant at the Gaylord Rehabilitation Hospital in Wallingford, Connecticut and The Hospital for Special Care in New Britain, Connecticut. He also provides urological care at the Yale University Health Services. Dr. Foster has received grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to perform clinical trials investigating the pharmacologic and phytotherapeutic treatment of BPH. He was also the chairman for many years of the NIH sponsored Interstitial Cystitis Collaborative Research Network. Dr. Foster was a member of the American Board of Urology Examination Committee and has functioned as an oral board examiner for this organization. He has written numerous research publications and textbook chapters and is a reviewer for many of the major urology journals including The Journal of Urology, Urology, and Neurourology and Urodynamics. Finally, Dr. Foster has been a member of the guidelines committee for the evaluation and treatment of BPH and overactive bladder (OAB) sponsored by the American Urological Association.

Dr. Foster is dedicated to treating patients suffering from urological diseases with a particular focus on those who have voiding dysfunction. He recognizes that although most of these disorders do not affect duration of life, they can in many instances have significant if not devastating effects on quality of life. Despite being a urological surgeon, he fully understands that surgery is not frequently indicated nor is it always the best option for many patients.

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Hesse, David G

Biography

  • Practice locations: Chapel Street Campus (New Haven, Hamden, Madison)
  • Residency Institution: New York Hospital- Cornell Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Cornell University Medical College 1986-1987
  • Clinical Interests: Management of prostate, bladder, kidney, testes, adrenal,
  • penile cancer; Pelvic and retroperitoneal sarcoma; Minimally invasive robotic surgery; Complex intestinal urinary diversion

Dr David Hesse is a board certified...

  • Practice locations: Chapel Street Campus (New Haven, Hamden, Madison)
  • Residency Institution: New York Hospital- Cornell Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Cornell University Medical College 1986-1987
  • Clinical Interests: Management of prostate, bladder, kidney, testes, adrenal,
  • penile cancer; Pelvic and retroperitoneal sarcoma; Minimally invasive robotic surgery; Complex intestinal urinary diversion

Dr David Hesse is a board certified urologist. He graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine with the Faculty Award for Excellence, before completing his surgical and urological training at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical College. During his research fellowship at Cornell Medical College/Rockefeller University he was part of the team instrumental to the discovery of Tumor Necrosis Factor. Dr Hesse came to New Haven in 1991 to develop a urology practice treating patients with urological cancers. In 2005 he developed the first urological robotics program in Southern Connecticut. He has trained urologists throughout Connecticut, as well as in Florida, Massachusetts, Ohio, Chicago, Boston and Seattle how to perform robotic prostatectomy. In addition to pioneering robotic radical prostatectomies, Dr Hesse is one of the few urologists in the country who performs robotic radical cystectomy for bladder cancer.

Dr Hesse’s clinical interests are in improving minimally invasive approaches to curing urological malignancies, and in improving the quality of life for patients with urological cancer.

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Hittelman, Adam B

Assistant Professor of Urology and of Pediatrics and Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing; Associate residency director

Biography

  • Practice locations: York Street Campus (Long Warf Drive in New Haven, and Norwalk)
  • Residency: University of California, San Francisco
  • Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco (pediatric urology)
  • Clinical interests: Traditional and minimally invasive approaches to pediatric urologic surgery, utilizing laparoscopic, endoscopic, and robotic-assisted techniques. Special clinical interests include: obstruction of the ureteral pelvic junction,...

  • Practice locations: York Street Campus (Long Warf Drive in New Haven, and Norwalk)
  • Residency: University of California, San Francisco
  • Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco (pediatric urology)
  • Clinical interests: Traditional and minimally invasive approaches to pediatric urologic surgery, utilizing laparoscopic, endoscopic, and robotic-assisted techniques. Special clinical interests include: obstruction of the ureteral pelvic junction, vesicoureteral reflux, reconstructive surgery for congenital problems such as hypospadias, ambiguous genitalia, disorders of sexual development, and congenital adrenal hyperplasia.

Adam B. Hittelman, MD, PhD, is a fellowship trained Pediatric Urologist who cares for pediatric and adolescent patients with problems in the urogenital system. Dr. Hittelman’s clinical interests include reconstructive surgeries, focusing on children born with congenital anomalies such as hydronephrosis, vesicoureteral reflux, kidney stones, hypospadias, and disorders of sexual development. He offers traditional and minimally invasive approaches to urologic surgery, utilizing laparoscopic, endoscopic, and robotic-assisted techniques.

Attention is placed on the patient and family. Many congenital urologic problems require long-term follow up and Dr. Hittelman emphasizes the importance of the doctor-patient relationship. This relationship and care is often established prenatally as many conditions are identified in utero. As some children can have other associated medical conditions, Dr. Hittelman works with other pediatric specialists in multi-disciplinary clinics, improving the family’s access and continuity of care for these complex conditions.

Dr. Hittelman earned his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine. He completed his urology residency at the University of California, San Francisco. Following residency he completed a pediatric urology fellowship at UCSF, renowned for its multidisciplinary pediatric urology training and research program in conjunction with Children’s Hospital and Research Center in Oakland.

Dr. Hittelman earned his PhD in molecular and cellular biology through the New York University, School of Medicine Medical Scientist Training Program. He continued his research studies during residency, working at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. His research has focused on molecular mechanisms of urologic malignancies and genitourinary development. ? He is also interested in developing delivery systems to enhance therapeutic treatment of neuropathic and overactive bladder conditions. He has presented his work at regional, national and international meetings. He has authored numerous research and clinical papers, with a main emphasis on pediatric urologic conditions. Dr. Hittelman is focused on resident and medical student education, serving as the assistant residency director in the Department of Urology. He is an active member of the American Urologic Association, Society of Pediatric Urology and Society of Fetal Urology.

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Honig, Stanton C

Biography

  • Practice locations: Chapel Street Campus (New Haven, Hamden)
  • Residency: Boston University Urology 1988-92
  • Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine 1992-93 Male Reproductive and Sexual Medicine and Surgery
  • Clinical Interests: Male infertility, vasectomy reversal, sperm retrieval, electroejaculation, varicocele, vasectomy, erectile dysfunction, peyronie's disease, penile implant, microsurgery, transexuallism, gender reassignment surgery, low testosterone,...

  • Practice locations: Chapel Street Campus (New Haven, Hamden)
  • Residency: Boston University Urology 1988-92
  • Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine 1992-93 Male Reproductive and Sexual Medicine and Surgery
  • Clinical Interests: Male infertility, vasectomy reversal, sperm retrieval, electroejaculation, varicocele, vasectomy, erectile dysfunction, peyronie's disease, penile implant, microsurgery, transexuallism, gender reassignment surgery, low testosterone, hypogonadism, testis cancer, men's health.

Dr. Honig is a new recruit in process of credentialing for Clinical Professor of Urology at Yale University School of Medicine. In the summer of 2013, he joined the faculty of the Department of Urology at Yale University School of Medicine. He has been a Clinical Professor of Surgery/Urology and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He graduated medical school with an M.D. with Distinction in Research from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He completed his urologic training at Boston University School of Medicine. He finished the prestigious fellowship in Male Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine in 1993.

He has a large urologic practice that subspecializes in the comprehensive and compassionate care of patients with Male Reproduction and Sexual Dysfunction. He works closely with reproductive endocrinologists to provide coordinated care for couples trying to achieve a pregnancy. This close communication allows for the best overall evaluation of treatment options that may involve both treatment to improve sperm quality for natural intercourse or coordinated care that may include advanced reproductive techniques, including sperm retrieval.
He actively participates in clinical and basic science research that focuses on male reproduction, vasectomy, erectile dysfunction, testis cancer/?fertility link, peyronie’s disease, anabolic steroid use, hypogonadism and transsexual surgery. His urologic practice specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of the above disorders. He works closely with reproductive endocrinologists to provide coordinated care for couples trying to achieve a pregnancy.

He is actively involved in the teaching program of medical students and residents in urology, ob/gyn and reproductive endocrinology at Yale and University of Connecticut on the above areas.

He is an active member of the Sexual Medicine Society of North America, American Society of Reproductive Medicine, the American Society of Andrology, and the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction, a subspecialty society of the American Urological Association.

He has been an national American Urological Association Plenary Session lecturer on “The Economics of Male Infertility (2002)”, “Current Treatment of Varicoceles (2009)” and The New WHO Semen Analysis Guidelines (2011) and Peyronie’s disease (2013). He is the author of numerous papers and presentations in Journal of Urology, Fertility and Sterility, Urology etc. He was a member of the AFUD Reproductive Health Council, on the Editorial board of the American Journal for Urologic Review. He is currently on the Editorial Board of Renal and Urology News. He has given State of the Art Lectures at New England Section AUA, was chairman of Society for the Study of Male Reproduction National meetings.

He was a “State of the Art” Lecturer at the Sexual Medicine Society Meeting of North America” on Current State of Male Hormonal Contraception”, a moderator of a session on “Genital Enhancement Surgery” at the 2009 American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) meeting, moderator of Sessions on Male Infertility Interactive sessions on “Oligospermia” at the 2010 ASRM meeting and a speaker/moderator on “Gender Reassignment Surgery” at the 2011 ASRM Meeting and a roundtable discussant on Public Awareness of Male Infertility in 2013.

He is the past President of the Society for the Study of Male Reproduction (SSMR), a subsociety of the American Urological Society. He is an expert reviewer for Journal of Urology, Urology, Fertility and Sterility, International Journal of Impotence Research, Journal of Sexual Medicine, Journal of Andrology, Advances in Urology and the journal, Reproduction.

He is currently on the AUA Vasectomy Guidelines Committee, CDC Male Infertility Working Group and the Male Reproductive Health Alliance, a working group for Male Reproductive Health, with the CDC, Men’s Health Network and American Fertility Association. He gave “State of the Art Lectures at the CDC in 2010 on Modifiable Risk Factors of Male Infertility. He has lectured internationally in Egypt and Turkey within the last 5 years.

His main goal is to provide comprehensive, compassionate and personalized care to couples with male infertility and patients who have problems relating to sexual dysfunction.

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Hurwitz, Michael E.

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology)


Israel, Gary M

Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and of Urology; Chief, Body Computed Tomography (CT)

Biography


Gary Israel, MD, Associate Professor and Chief of Computed Tomography, comes to Yale from NYU Medical Center. Dr. Israel earned his medical degree at New York Medical College, and completed a residency and fellowship in diagnostic radiology at Montefore Medical Center and New York University Medical Center, respectively.

Dr. Israel’s expertise is abdominal imaging with a particular focus on genitourinary imaging (GU), using both CT and MRI. He has particular interest in the CT and MR evaluation of renal masses and CT and MR urography, which can replace the IV pyelogram (IVP). He also has expertise in GI radiology including CT colonography (also known as a ‘virtual’ colonoscopy) as well as 3D post-processing techniques.

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Kenney, Patrick A.

Assistant Professor of Urology

Biography

  • Practice locations: York Street Campus
  • Residency: Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA
  • Fellowship: MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (urologic oncology)
  • Clinical interests: Function and organ-preserving surgery: Partial nephrectomy, nerve-sparing prostatectomy, neobladder formation. Locally advanced and metastatic kidney cancer: Caval tumor thrombectomy, Cytoreductive nephrectomy. Localized kidney cancer: Robotic partial nephrectomy, Complex partial nephrectomy....

  • Practice locations: York Street Campus
  • Residency: Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA
  • Fellowship: MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (urologic oncology)
  • Clinical interests: Function and organ-preserving surgery: Partial nephrectomy, nerve-sparing prostatectomy, neobladder formation. Locally advanced and metastatic kidney cancer: Caval tumor thrombectomy, Cytoreductive nephrectomy. Localized kidney cancer: Robotic partial nephrectomy, Complex partial nephrectomy. Bladder cancer: Intravesical therapy, TURBT, Radical cystectomy with urinary diversion. Prostate cancer: High-risk disease, Robotic surgery, Nerve-sparing. Penile cancer: Partial penectomy, Lymphadenectomy. Testis cancer: Orchiectomy, Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection. Upper tract urothelial cancer: Laparoscopic, robotic and open nephroureterectomy


Patrick Kenney, MD is a fellowship-trained urologic oncologist who cares for patients with genitourinary cancer (kidney, bladder, prostate, upper tract, testis, penis and urethra) at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven. As a fellowship-trained urologic oncologist, Dr. Kenney’s clinical practice is focused solely on cancer care. He performs robotic, laparoscopic and open cancer surgery. Dr. Kenney’s main clinical interest is on organ and functional preservation whenever feasible, using techniques such as partial nephrectomy for kidney cancer, neobladder formation after radical cystectomy, and nerve-sparing radical prostatectomy. He has a specific interest in clinical trials with a focus on studying the integration of surgery and systemic therapy for locally advanced and metastatic genitourinary cancers.

In his clinical practice, Dr. Kenney emphasizes the importance of the doctor-patient relationship. Dr. Kenney strongly believes in the importance of effective communication with patients, family and referring physicians. He strives to treat his patients with compassion, respect, and caring. Dr. Kenney believes that the seamless integration of Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale-New Haven Hospital, a full service academic general hospital, affords his patients an outstanding opportunity to receive the highest quality multidisciplinary care.

Dr. Kenney received his MD from Columbia University, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society in recognition of academic excellence. While at Columbia, Dr. Kenney was also inducted to the Gold Humanism Honor Society in recognition of excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to patient service. Kenney completed a general surgery internship and urology residency at Lahey Clinic in Massachusetts. Dr. Kenney then completed a Fellowship in Urologic Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. This was a two year Fellowship accredited by the Society of Urologic Oncology.

Dr. Kenney has written numerous research publications about urologic oncology, and has authored several chapters and reviews with a particular emphasis on kidney cancer and kidney surgery. Of note, Dr. Kenney co-authored the chapter on open kidney surgery for Campbell-Walsh Urology, the definitive and most widely read textbook in the field. He has presented his work at regional, national, and international meetings. He is an active member of the American Urologic Association and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

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Kim, Simon P.

Assistant Professor of Urology

Biography

  • Practice Location: York Street Campus and VA Connecticut Healthcare System
  • Residency: University of Michigan Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Mayo Clinic
  • Clinical Interests: Surgical management of bladder, kidney, prostate, and testis cancer. I specialize in multidisciplinary care of locally advanced genitourinary cancer. I perform robotic, open or laparoscopic surgery based on what is the best for the patients. I strive to provide compassionate care for patients...

  • Practice Location: York Street Campus and VA Connecticut Healthcare System
  • Residency: University of Michigan Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Mayo Clinic
  • Clinical Interests: Surgical management of bladder, kidney, prostate, and testis cancer. I specialize in multidisciplinary care of locally advanced genitourinary cancer. I perform robotic, open or laparoscopic surgery based on what is the best for the patients. I strive to provide compassionate care for patients diagnosed with bladder, kidney, prostate and testis cancer

Dr. Kim joined Yale from the Mayo Clinic where he completed his urologic oncology fellowship in June 2013. He received his MPH and his MD from the Chicago Medical School and completed his urology residency and surgical internship at the University of Michigan. He then completed his urolgoic oncology fellowship at the Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Kim cares for patients with bladder, kidney, and prostate cancer through the Prostate and Urologic Cancers Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital. His research focus is on health services research in improving the delivery of healthcare and outcomes for patients diagnosed with genitourinary malignancies. Dr. Kim is part of the Yale COPPER Program, under the direction of Drs. Cary Gross and Xiaomei Ma.

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Kluger, Harriet

Associate Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology); Associate Director, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program

Biography

Dr. Kluger is a medical oncologist who sees patients with melanoma, renal cell carcinoma and breast cancer. Her research interests focus on developing new drugs and biomarkers predictive of response to these drugs in melanoma and renal cell carcinoma. She participates in a number of clinical trials studying new agents for the treatment of these diseases, both targeting the immune system and the cancer cell. She runs and active research laboratory that studies tumors and cells from patients...

Dr. Kluger is a medical oncologist who sees patients with melanoma, renal cell carcinoma and breast cancer. Her research interests focus on developing new drugs and biomarkers predictive of response to these drugs in melanoma and renal cell carcinoma. She participates in a number of clinical trials studying new agents for the treatment of these diseases, both targeting the immune system and the cancer cell. She runs and active research laboratory that studies tumors and cells from patients treated with novel therapies.

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Maher, M. Grey

Assistant Professor

Biography

  • Practice locations: Chapel Street Campus (New Haven, Hamden, Madison)
  • Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital, Yale University School of Medicine 2004
  • Fellowship: Female Urology and Reconstructive Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine 2006
  • Clinical Interests: Urinary Incontinence (male and female) Urinary Tract Infection (female); Urinary Tract Infection (male), Overactive bladder, Neurogenic Bladder, Genitourinary Fistula, Robotic Surgery for Vaginal Prolapse,...

  • Practice locations: Chapel Street Campus (New Haven, Hamden, Madison)
  • Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital, Yale University School of Medicine 2004
  • Fellowship: Female Urology and Reconstructive Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine 2006
  • Clinical Interests: Urinary Incontinence (male and female) Urinary Tract Infection (female); Urinary Tract Infection (male), Overactive bladder, Neurogenic Bladder, Genitourinary Fistula, Robotic Surgery for Vaginal Prolapse, Transvaginal surgery for pelvic organ prolapse, Pelvic medicine, Physical therapy for pelvic floor disorders BPH: benign prostatic hypertrophy, urinary calculus-urolithaisis.

Mary Grey Maher, MD is board certified in both General Urology and Urogynecology.? ?

Dr. Maher earned her undergraduate degree at Wellesley College, and her medical degree at Yale University. She completed her urology residency at Yale University School of Medicine, and Yale New Haven Hospital in 2004. After which, she spent an intensive year at UCLA, completing a fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive surgery with one of the founding fathers of Urogynecology, Dr. Shlomo Raz. She returned to her native Connecticut in 2006 to care for male and female patients suffering urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, benign prostate problems (BPH) and kidney stones.?

?Dr. Maher's clinical interests encompass overactive bladder, urinary incontinence, vaginal prolapse, male voiding dysfunction, incontinence and BPH, genitourinary reconstruction including repairing vesico-vaginal fistula. Additional areas of interest are hematuria, urinary tract infection, and kidney stones. She performs both the male sling and the male artificial urinary sphincter for post prostatectomy incontinence.? ?

Dr. Maher employs a full range of treatment options to meet each patients' needs and wishes. She is patient-care focused and feels that it is critical to offer a range of treatment options: from conservative therapy with pelvic floor physical therapy, the Intone personal physical therapy devices, pessary placement, medication therapy, or an array of minimally invasive surgical procedures when indicated. ?

She also offers 'native or own tissue' repairs for patients who wish to avoid mesh in their surgical repairs. She has trained extensively in pelvic floor reconstruction and can offer a range of surgical repairs, customized to the patient’s condition and wishes, including robotic surgery. She provides innovative, and high quality care to help patients regain function and improve their quality of life.?

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Patel, Abhijit A.

Assistant Professor of Therapeutic Radiology


Peschel, Richard E

Professor of Therapeutic Radiology


Petrylak, Daniel

Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology) and of Urology; Professor; Co-Director, Signal Transduction Research Program

Biography

Dr. Petrylak’s national leadership on clinical trials for men with prostate and bladder cancer enables Smilow to bring new treatment options to patients in Connecticut, especially those with hormone refractory prostate cancer and advanced stage disease. Dr. Petrylak currently serves as the Principal Investigator or co-Principal Investigator on seven Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) clinical trials for genitourinary cancers, and is currently head of the advanced bladder section of SWOG.

Dr. Petrylak’s national leadership on clinical trials for men with prostate and bladder cancer enables Smilow to bring new treatment options to patients in Connecticut, especially those with hormone refractory prostate cancer and advanced stage disease. Dr. Petrylak currently serves as the Principal Investigator or co-Principal Investigator on seven Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) clinical trials for genitourinary cancers, and is currently head of the advanced bladder section of SWOG.

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Rickey, Leslie Minor

Biography

  • Practice Location: York Street Campus (YPB 800 Howard Ave)
  • Residency – Loyola University Medical Center
  • Fellowship - Loyola University Medical Center
  • Clinical Interests: Urogynecology, Urinary Incontinence, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Cystocele, Rectocele, Uterine Prolapse, Fistula, Fecal Incontinence, Laparoscopy/Robotic surgery

Dr. Rickey is board certified by the American Board of Urology with subspecialty certification in Female Pelvic...

  • Practice Location: York Street Campus (YPB 800 Howard Ave)
  • Residency – Loyola University Medical Center
  • Fellowship - Loyola University Medical Center
  • Clinical Interests: Urogynecology, Urinary Incontinence, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Cystocele, Rectocele, Uterine Prolapse, Fistula, Fecal Incontinence, Laparoscopy/Robotic surgery

Dr. Rickey is board certified by the American Board of Urology with subspecialty certification in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Prior to coming to Yale, Dr. Rickey was an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine where she developed the Women’s Center for Continence and Pelvic Health. She specializes in minimally invasive approaches for treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence, including laparoscopic, robotic, and vaginal procedures.

Dr. Rickey received her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and went on to complete a Urology residency and an accredited fellowship in Urogynecology/Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Loyola University Medical Center. Her fellowship training in Urogynecology took place in a unique program that integrated highly skilled physicians from both Urology and Gynecology programs. This experience has given her the expertise to provide the most advanced care available for women with problems related to the lower urinary tract and the pelvic floor including urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and genital-urinary tract fistulas. Dr. Rickey is also committed to making advances in women’s health and has been an investigator in the NIH sponsored Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network for the past 5 years. Her philosophy towards treatment of pelvic floor disorders starts with education so that the patient is empowered to make informed choices about her own treatment. In addition, Dr. Rickey’s specialized training gave her experience with a broad range of surgical and non-surgical therapies and allows her to provide personalized care options for each patient.

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Rosoff, James Steven

Assistant Professor of Urology

Biography

  • Practice location: Greenwich Hospital
  • Residency: New York-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Fellowship: Medical University of South Carolina, Urologic Oncology
  • Clinical interests: Management of urologic cancers and minimally invasive surgery as well as treatment of male infertility, kidney stone disease, and voiding dysfunction

James Rosoff grew up in New Rochelle, NY and attended Yale University, earning his undergraduate...

  • Practice location: Greenwich Hospital
  • Residency: New York-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Fellowship: Medical University of South Carolina, Urologic Oncology
  • Clinical interests: Management of urologic cancers and minimally invasive surgery as well as treatment of male infertility, kidney stone disease, and voiding dysfunction

James Rosoff grew up in New Rochelle, NY and attended Yale University, earning his undergraduate degree in 1997. He then went on to serve as a Peace Corps Volunteer, teaching science for two years in the West African country of Benin. After the Peace Corps, he worked for three years as a science teacher in Boston.

James then attended medical school at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York City, earning his medical degree in 2006. He stayed at Cornell for his residency training, which he completed in 2012. From there, James went to Charleston for a fellowship in Urologic Oncology. He joined the Yale Department of Urology in July 2013 and is now based primarily in Greenwich.

Dr. Rosoff's clinical focus is on the management of urologic cancers and minimally invasive surgery. His other interests include the treatment of male infertility, kidney stone disease, and voiding dysfunction. His research interests include prostate cancer imaging, genetics of kidney cancer, treatment of male infertility, evaluation of minimally invasive surgical techniques as well as urologic illness in the global health arena.

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Schulam, Peter G

Professor of Urology; Chair, Department of Urology, Yale School of Medicine; Chief, Department of Urology, Yale-New Haven Hospital; Clinical Program Leader, Prostate and Urologic Cancers Program, Smilow Cancer Hospital

Biography

  • Practice locations: York Street Campus
  • Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Clinical interests: Living Kidney Donor Surgery, Prostate Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Endourology, Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery

I graduated from the Medical Scientist Training Program at Baylor College of Medicine with an MD and a PhD in Immunology. My surgical and urologic training was at Johns...

  • Practice locations: York Street Campus
  • Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
  • Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Clinical interests: Living Kidney Donor Surgery, Prostate Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Endourology, Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery

I graduated from the Medical Scientist Training Program at Baylor College of Medicine with an MD and a PhD in Immunology. My surgical and urologic training was at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Following a brief period at Baylor in Houston, I was recruited as the Chief of Minimally Invasive Surgery in the Department of Urology at UCLA. At UCLA, I developed laparoscopic and robotic surgery programs for prostate and kidney cancer. I was also the Surgical Director of the Living Kidney Donor Program and performed over 1,200 laparoscopic living donor kidney procedures. At UCLA, I became the vice chair of the department and was actively involved in improving the patient experience throughout the hospital. In January of 2012, I became the Chair of the Department of Urology at Yale. My focus is to build a program that can offer every patient with any urologic condition state of the art diagnosis and treatment in an environment that is patient centered. We are committed to listening and engaging the patient in their care. In addition, we strive to assure open communication between our team, the patient, the patient’s family and the primary care physicians. We want every patient to receive innovative, state of the art care but just as important we want our physicians, nurses and staff to treat every patient with compassion and kindness.

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Shuch, Brian Matthew

Assistant Professor of Urology

Biography

  • Practice Location: York Street Campus
  • Residency: University of California - Los Angeles
  • Fellowship: Urologic Oncology, National Cancer Institute
  • Clinical Interests: Urologic oncology, open and robotic surgery, systemic therapy for kidney cancer, percutaneous kidney tumor biopsy/cryoablation, limiting over-treatment of non-aggressive urologic cancers with active surveillance strategies, integration of genetic testing to cancer care

Dr. Shuch is...

  • Practice Location: York Street Campus
  • Residency: University of California - Los Angeles
  • Fellowship: Urologic Oncology, National Cancer Institute
  • Clinical Interests: Urologic oncology, open and robotic surgery, systemic therapy for kidney cancer, percutaneous kidney tumor biopsy/cryoablation, limiting over-treatment of non-aggressive urologic cancers with active surveillance strategies, integration of genetic testing to cancer care

Dr. Shuch is a graduate of the University of Michigan and received his MD from New York University before completing his urology residency and surgery internship at the University of California - Los Angeles where he was an integral part of the UCLA Kidney Cancer Program. After residency, he completed a three-year urologic oncology fellowship at the National Cancer Institute focused on clinical trials, drug development, and the comprehensive management of patients with kidney cancer. He is a member of two oncology clinical trials groups, one through the Society of Urologic Oncology and the other through SWOG.

Dr. Shuch's clinical interest is in the multidisciplinary management of sporadic and hereditary forms of kidney cancer. He has developed a clinical program at Yale to evaluate patients with possible genetic causes of kidney cancer (including young patients with kidney cancer, those with bilateral/multifocal tumor, or a strong family history of kidney cancer). In addition, he will be working with Drs. Harriet Kluger and Mario Sznol on the development of a multidisciplinary kidney cancer program and the expansion of the Yale kidney cancer clinical trial portfolio. These trials range from all stages of disease including those with localized, small tumors to patients with advanced metastatic disease. Additionally he has a small research laboratory focused on kidney cancer and runs the urologic oncology cancer research bank, where all tissue gets stored for future research within the Yale Cancer Center.

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Singh, Dinesh

Assistant Professor of Urology; Director, Laparoscopy & Endourology

Biography

Dinesh Singh, M.D., Assistant Professor of Urology and Director of Laparoscopy and Endourology, earned his medical degree from Columbia University and completed his residency in general surgery at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and his residency in urology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Singh is Board Certified in Urology and completed fellowship training in laparoscopy and minimally invasive surgery. He specializes in treating patients with prostate cancer, adrenal gland tumors,...

Dinesh Singh, M.D., Assistant Professor of Urology and Director of Laparoscopy and Endourology, earned his medical degree from Columbia University and completed his residency in general surgery at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and his residency in urology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Singh is Board Certified in Urology and completed fellowship training in laparoscopy and minimally invasive surgery. He specializes in treating patients with prostate cancer, adrenal gland tumors, ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction, testes cancer, and kidney stone disease.

Dr. Singh is committed to helping patients with urologic conditions experience faster post-surgical recovery time, shorter hospital stays, and minimal scarring from incisions. He has extensive surgical expertise in advanced minimally invasive procedures, including laparoscopic partial and full nephrectomy, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, laparoscopic pyeloplasty, laparoscopic cryoablation of kidney tumors, laparoscopic retroperitoneal, robotic-assisted pyeloplasty, robotic-assisted prostatectomy, robotic-assisted partial nephrectomy, and minimally invasive approaches to kidney stone surgery. He has performed over 1,700 minimally invasive procedures for urologic conditions, and he continually trains in the most advanced surgical techniques.

Working collaboratively with other top cancer-care specialists from Yale and Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, Dr. Singh is a member of the tumor board that meets weekly to discuss new and complex cases.

His research interests include minimally invasive surgery, urologic oncology, and kidney stone disease. His current research is focused on active surveillance protocol in kidney cancer, the reduction of radiation exposure for patients with kidney stones, and finding the predictors for patients who have kidney stones versus another diagnosis.

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Sprenkle, Preston

Assistant Professor of Urology

Biography

Preston Sprenkle, M.D., earned his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed his residency in urology at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Campus. Fellowship trained in urologic oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Sprenkle specializes in urologic cancers including prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and sarcoma.

Preston Sprenkle, M.D., earned his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed his residency in urology at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Campus. Fellowship trained in urologic oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Sprenkle specializes in urologic cancers including prostate cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and sarcoma.

He is dedicated to improving the treatment and diagnosis process for patients with urologic cancers and to creating a personalized approach for each of his patients. He views the journey toward health as a partnership with his patients and invites them to play an active role in decisions regarding their treatment process. His combined knowledge of urologic cancers and his surgical expertise in traditional, minimally invasive, and advanced surgical techniques, such as robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery, allows him to provide his patients with the best treatment options for their specific condition and unique needs while considering their preferences, goals, and concerns. His advanced surgical techniques include nerve-sparing prostatectomy, partial nephrectomy, cystectomy, and lymph node dissection.

His research interests include prostate cancer active surveillance for cases that do not require surgery or radiation, working with new imaging technology to improve the diagnosis of prostate cancer, finding a way to use current imaging technology to improve prostate cancer biopsy procedures with the future hope of eliminating the need for unnecessary biopsies, and creating focal therapy for prostate cancer. Dr. Sprenkle has implemented the use of the Artemis Device, an MRI-ultrasound 3-D imaging and navigation technology for targeted biopsy of prostate lesions. In addition to targeted biopsy, he is initiating a focal therapy protocol for treating prostate cancer lesions rather than the whole prostate, and consequently minimizing the many side effects associated with prostate cancer treatment.

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Stroup, Ralph Francis

Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology

Biography

  • Practice Location: York Street Campus
  • Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital
  • Clinical Interests: Teaching Urology Residents quality care of clients in the outpatient setting; focusing on personal standards of excellence in management of medical issues, relating to other and cross cultural sensitivity issues.

Dr. Stroup is currently the physician in charge of the urology residents’ training clinic held every Monday at the YNHH Smilow Cancer Center. He...

  • Practice Location: York Street Campus
  • Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital
  • Clinical Interests: Teaching Urology Residents quality care of clients in the outpatient setting; focusing on personal standards of excellence in management of medical issues, relating to other and cross cultural sensitivity issues.

Dr. Stroup is currently the physician in charge of the urology residents’ training clinic held every Monday at the YNHH Smilow Cancer Center. He received his urology training under the direction of Dr. Bernard Lytton, the chairman of the Section of Urology at that time, completing his training in 1973. Dr. Stroup has over 40 years of clinical experience in the field of general urology and was in private practice prior to joining the faculty

Training and background:
Attended The University of Rochester School of Medicine, 1961-65
Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society for academic excellence
General Surgery Internship and Residency at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY 1965-67
Medical Officer in the USAF 1967-69. Tour in Vietnam. Awarded the Bronze Star for service
National Institutes of Health research grant at Yale New Haven Hospital 1969-70 studying basic renal physiology
Urology Residency training at YNHH 1970-1973
Private practice as a member of The Urology Group in New Haven, CT 1973-2006
Created Kenyan Health Care Initiatives, Inc. a non-profit working to develop primary health care infrastructure, clean water, and educational initiatives in conjunction with Maasai pastoralists in Laikipia Districts, Central Highlands of Kenya 2008 to present
He was asked to join the faculty in 2009 and currently is an Assistant Clinical Professor in Urology
Member of the American Urological Association Circumcision Task Force traveling to Swaziland 2011 on an HIV/AIDS circumcision project

Personal philosophy
Dr. Stroup brings to the department over 40 years of clinical experience. He is committed to providing quality, timely, personalized care to all regardless of their ability to pay. During his mentoring of the urology residents he emphasizes cross cultural sensitivity, and the need to be an empathetic, kind, compassionate physician.

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Sznol, Mario

Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology); Clinical Research Program Leader, Melanoma Program, Yale Cancer Center; Co-Director, Yale SPORE in Skin Cancer

Biography

Dr. Mario Sznol is Professor of Medicine (medical oncology) and Clinical Research Program Leader for the Melanoma Program. Dr. Sznol, formerly with the National Cancer Institute, has an international reputation in cancer drug development. Dr. Sznol's expertise and experience is in cancer immunotherapy, drug development for cancer, and treatment of patients with melanoma and renal cell carcinoma. He is working to expand the opportunities for clinical trials at the Yale Cancer Center,...

Dr. Mario Sznol is Professor of Medicine (medical oncology) and Clinical Research Program Leader for the Melanoma Program. Dr. Sznol, formerly with the National Cancer Institute, has an international reputation in cancer drug development. Dr. Sznol's expertise and experience is in cancer immunotherapy, drug development for cancer, and treatment of patients with melanoma and renal cell carcinoma. He is working to expand the opportunities for clinical trials at the Yale Cancer Center, particularly those focusing on immunotherapy and novel agents.

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Walker, Charles Nathan

Assistant Professor of Urology

Biography

  • Practice Locations: York Street Campus (New Haven, Guilford) VA Connecticut Health Care
  • Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Clinical Interests: Men's Health; prostate and other cancers of the urinary tract, sexual and erectile dysfunction, low testosterone and testosterone replacement therapy, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlargement of the prostate gland). Minimally invasive surgery to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia, implantation of inflatable penile...

  • Practice Locations: York Street Campus (New Haven, Guilford) VA Connecticut Health Care
  • Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Clinical Interests: Men's Health; prostate and other cancers of the urinary tract, sexual and erectile dysfunction, low testosterone and testosterone replacement therapy, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlargement of the prostate gland). Minimally invasive surgery to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia, implantation of inflatable penile prosthesis, minimally invasive vasectomy, radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer, artificial urinary sphincter and male sling placement for urinary incontinence, laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery for kidney cancer including cryosurgical ablation for kidney cancer.


Charles Walker, M.D., Assistant Professor of Urology, earned his medical degree with honors in research from Cornell University Medical College and completed his residency in general surgery and his residency and chief residency in urology at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He completed a six month research fellowship in the Urology Research Laboratories at Yale University School of Medicine during his residency and is Board Certified in Urology.

Dr. Walker is an advocate for men’s health and is committed to a holistic approach to patient care. He specializes in treating conditions and performing surgical procedures related to men’s health, including erectile dysfunction, vasectomy, minimally invasive prosthetic surgery (inflatable penile prosthesis, artificial urinary sphincter, male sling), testosterone replacement therapy, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlargement of the prostate gland), and minimally invasive surgery to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia. Dr. Walker is a national proctor for Greenlight Laser vaporization of the prostate. His surgical expertise also includes radical prostatectomy, and laparoscopic kidney surgery. He is experienced at treating patients with complex medical issues and at performing successful surgery on patients who are considered high risk. Dr. Walker is continuously learning about and participating in the latest developments and innovations in the field of urology so that he can offer the newest therapies and surgical procedures to his patients.

Dedicated to improving the quality of life for men with erectile dysfunction and other male-related health issues, he has established the Cardiovascular and Sexual Health Clinic which is currently open and accepting new patients. Dr. Walker is developing a men’s health program in collaboration with the Yale Primary Care Center and has recently established a collaboration with the SIMs (Sexuality, Intimacy and Menopause) clinic which is run by the Gynecology Service. He is also Director of Oncology and Men’s Health at the VA Healthcare System in West Haven.

As a highly accomplished surgeon of African-American and Hispanic descent, Dr. Walker looks to continue expanding his practice and the awareness of men’s health to the local and regional African-American and Hispanic male population.

His research interests include high-risk prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular disease, health disparity, and geriatrics. He is the site principal investigator for two national multicenter prostate cancer clinical trials at the VA Healthcare System. One involves men with high risk prostate cancer and one men who are on active surveillance of prostate cancer.

Dr. Walker is a member of the American Medical Association, American Urological Association, Society of Prosthetic Surgeons, Sexual Medicine Society of North America, National Medical Association, American Geriatrics Society, and Geriatric Urology Society.

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Weinreb, Jeffrey C.

Professor of Diagnostic Radiology; Director, Medical Imaging; Chief, Body Imaging Section; Chief, MRI Service; Director, Clinical Quality Initiatives

Biography

After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Weinreb received his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has held faculty positions at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Columbia College for Physicians and Surgeons, and New York University School of Medicine, where he was Director of MRI for 15 years and led a group that pioneered the development of Body MRI, Breast MRI, and MRA. Yale has been his home since 2002.

After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Weinreb received his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He has held faculty positions at University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Columbia College for Physicians and Surgeons, and New York University School of Medicine, where he was Director of MRI for 15 years and led a group that pioneered the development of Body MRI, Breast MRI, and MRA. Yale has been his home since 2002.
Dr. Weinreb is currently Professor of Diagnostic Radiology at the Yale School of Medicine and Chief of MRI and Director of Medical Imaging at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is a leading authority on MRI contrast agents and the use of MRI for the abdomen (focusing on the liver), and pelvis (focusing on the prostate). A noted educator and lecturer, he has presented more than 800 invited lectures and has been a frequent Visiting Professor throughout the world. Dr. Weinreb has authored/co-authored more than 160 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 3 textbooks, and he is on the editorial boards of several medical journals.
As Chairman of the American College of Radiology Commission on Quality and Safety, Dr. Weinreb spearheaded efforts to improve the quality of medical imaging in the USA. He has served as President of the SCBT/MR, President of the New York Roentgen Society, and Vice President of the ACR, and he currently chairs the annual ACR Forum.

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Weiss, Robert Martin

Donald Guthrie Professor of Urology; Director, Pediatric Urology

Biography

  • Practice Locations: York Street Campus (Long Wharf, New Haven and Norwalk)
  • Residency: Squier Urological Clinic, Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York.
  • Visiting Fellow, American, Department of Urology (Pharmacology), Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, (Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center), New York, New York.
  • Clinical Interesta: Pediatric Urology-hypospadias, undescended testes, vesicoureteral reflux, urethral valves,...

  • Practice Locations: York Street Campus (Long Wharf, New Haven and Norwalk)
  • Residency: Squier Urological Clinic, Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York.
  • Visiting Fellow, American, Department of Urology (Pharmacology), Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, (Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center), New York, New York.
  • Clinical Interesta: Pediatric Urology-hypospadias, undescended testes, vesicoureteral reflux, urethral valves, hydronephrosis, bladder exstrophy/epispadias, disorders of sexual differentiation (DSD), neurogenic bladder (spina bifida),

Dr. Robert M. Weiss received his undergraduate degree from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and his M.D. Degree from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. He is a Board Certified Urologist. He is dedicated to improving the care of children. He is compassionate, people-oriented, and dedicated to to improving the doctor-patient relationship. Dr. Weiss has served as Chief of the Section of Urology at the Yale University School of Medicine/Yale New Haven Hospital, as Interim Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the Yale University School of Medicine from 1999-2001and as an Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology at the Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Weiss’ research interests have dealt with Age Dependent Factors in Ureteral-Vesical Function and the use of nanoparticles for delivering drugs to the bladder. Dr Weiss has been awarded grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and was the first urologist to receive an NIH Merit Award. He received received a "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the Urodynamic Society, in recognition of significant contributions and leadership in the field of Neurourology. He has served as a permanent member of an NIH study section and as a member of an Advisory Panel to the United States Pharmacopeia and to the National Formulary. Dr. Weiss is a fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is a member of the American Association of Genito-Urinary Surgeons, the Clinical Society of Genito Urinary Surgeons, and the American Surgical Association. Dr Weiss has served as a Trustee of the American Board of Urology and as Associate Editor of the Investigative Urology Section of the Journal of Urology and Section Editor of Neurourology and Urodynamics. Dr. Weiss has lectured nationally and internationally and has contributed over 300 publications to the scientific literature. Dr. Weiss is a passionate New York Jets fan and season ticket holder since before he was a surgeon.

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Yu, James Byunghoon

Assistant Professor of Therapeutic Radiology


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Endourology and Stone Disease


Schulam, Peter G

Professor of Urology

Singh, Dinesh

Assistant Professor of Urology

Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery


Bercik, Richard S

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences and of Urology

Chai, Toby C.

Professor of Urology and of Organization Department

Einarsdottir, Hulda

Assistant Professor of Surgery (Gastrointestinal)

Foster, Harris Emilio, Jr

Professor of Urology

Guess, Marsha Kathleen

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences and of Urology

Maher, M. Grey

Assistant Professor

General Adult Urology


Foster, Harris Emilio, Jr

Professor of Urology

Rosoff, James Steven

Assistant Professor of Urology

Singh, Dinesh

Assistant Professor of Urology

Walker, Charles Nathan

Assistant Professor of Urology

Male Reproductive Health/Sexual Medicine


Walker, Charles Nathan

Assistant Professor of Urology

Medical Oncology


Deshpande, Hari Anant

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology) and of Surgery (Otolaryngology) and Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing

Hurwitz, Michael E.

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Kim, Joseph W

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Kluger, Harriet

Associate Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Petrylak, Daniel

Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology) and of Urology

Sznol, Mario

Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology)

Neurourology/Neurogenic Bladder


Chai, Toby C.

Professor of Urology and of Organization Department

Foster, Harris Emilio, Jr

Professor of Urology

Maher, M. Grey

Assistant Professor

Pediatric Urology


Hittelman, Adam B

Assistant Professor of Urology and of Pediatrics and Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing

Weiss, Robert Martin

Donald Guthrie Professor of Urology

Radiation Oncology


Decker, Roy

Associate Professor of Therapeutic Radiology and Assistant Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology)

Patel, Abhijit A.

Assistant Professor of Therapeutic Radiology

Peschel, Richard E

Professor of Therapeutic Radiology

Yu, James Byunghoon

Assistant Professor of Therapeutic Radiology

Reconstructive Surgery & Trauma


Chai, Toby C.

Professor of Urology and of Organization Department

Foster, Harris Emilio, Jr

Professor of Urology

Robotic Surgery and Laparoscopy


Colberg, John W

Associate Professor of Urology

Hittelman, Adam B

Assistant Professor of Urology and of Pediatrics and Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing

Kenney, Patrick A.

Assistant Professor of Urology

Kim, Simon P.

Assistant Professor of Urology

Schulam, Peter G

Professor of Urology

Shuch, Brian Matthew

Assistant Professor of Urology

Singh, Dinesh

Assistant Professor of Urology

Sprenkle, Preston

Assistant Professor of Urology

Transplant & Renovascular Disease


Aruny, John

Associate Professor of Surgery (Vascular)

Pollak, Jeffrey

Robert I. White Jr. Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and Professor of Surgery (Vascular)

Schulam, Peter G

Professor of Urology

White, Robert I., Jr

Professor Emeritus of and Senior Research Scientist in Diagnostic Radiology

Urologic Oncology


Colberg, John W

Associate Professor of Urology

Kenney, Patrick A.

Assistant Professor of Urology

Kim, Simon P.

Assistant Professor of Urology

Schulam, Peter G

Professor of Urology

Shuch, Brian Matthew

Assistant Professor of Urology

Sprenkle, Preston

Assistant Professor of Urology

Uroradiology


Cornfeld, Daniel

Associate Professor of Diagnostic Radiology

Israel, Gary M

Professor of Diagnostic Radiology and of Urology

Weinreb, Jeffrey C.

Professor of Diagnostic Radiology